I'm running Ubuntu with Cinnamon. When checking my IP I noticed it is being masked. I have done nothing to set this, other than installing Tor. But - I am not starting up Tor, yet is it still running somehow, even from a reboot where I did not start Tor.
Looking at my system with Firestarter I see Tor is running.
How could Tor (or some aspects of it) be running on it's own? How can I shut it off? I see no mention of Tor under system processes that are running.